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The Crocodile Man and the Snow

By Susan Westemeyer

The Crocodile Trophy in Australia has been called "the hardest race on the planet," and when you've won it twice, you're ready to face anything and there is nothing that can still surprise you. Well, not if you're Adam Hansen; an Australian experiencing an early winter in the Czech Republic.

Hansen was recovering from minor surgery at the home he shares with his girlfriend in the Czech Republic, he writes on his personal website, "I will be here until the 9th of November, and then I'm on the way home to Australia where the sun shines! I woke up this morning to see snow everywhere! I was in a little shock, but this is winter, and it's coming fast!"

He added that T-Mobile team doctor Lothar Heinrich has ordered him not to start riding again quite yet, an unpopular decision. "I must obey my boss! Damn you!!!! So when I'm home, I will be getting into it pretty seriously! I can't wait! 'Til then I will count the snowflakes....."

Also read Cyclingnews' feature with Adam Hansen, Joining the ProTour with T-Mobile

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